January 12, 2014
by Canadian Architect
Design is ever-changing. For the ninth consecutive year, the Shaw Contract Group Design Is…Award honours the architects and interior designers that continue to redefine what design is and the impact it has in our lives. Design firms may enter their projects online now at http://www.shawcontractgroup.com/designIs/entry; the submission deadline is February 28, 2014.
The Shaw Contract Group Design Is…Award is a leading competition that asks entrants to define design through the challenges, process and results of their projects. Entries will be judged by distinguished members of the design community across all market segments. This year’s program will continue with market awards, of which the winners represent the highest caliber within an industry segment. The market award winners will move on to the global award program and People’s Choice voting later in the year.
“The Design Is… Award continues to champion design excellence across market segments and around the world.” says John Stephens, Vice President of Marketing for Shaw Contract Group. “We honour these projects that achieve both human and business goals in ways that represent the best practices in global design.”
Shaw Contract Group will promote global winners through marketing materials, media outreach and an advertisement campaign in leading A&D publications. In addition, winning firms receive $2,000 to donate to the school or organization of their choice.
Since 2006, Shaw Contract Group had donated over $80,000 through the Design Is…Award to support design education and social responsibility, all in the name of the winning firms. In the last eight years, more than 1,700 entries have been submitted from 31 countries around the world.
Because carpet is only part of the project, the overall design space is considered. All design projects using Shaw Contract Group, Shaw Hospitality Group and Shaw Hard Surface products, completed between February 2012 and February 2014, are eligible.
Please visit www.shawcontractgroup.com/DesignIs/Entry to submit.
2013 global winner of Design Is...Award: NNSA national security campus by HNTB architecture